Low volume fabric is fabric that is very light in color, but not necessarily white. It’s a print fabric, not a solid. There is a vast spectrum of low volume fabrics, from very busy to very “low”.
The prints above are examples of your typical low volume. Low volume can also be colors such as pale pink or really any pale color, but when you look at it on a quilt your eyes will just see a “light” color.
Here’s a few more low volumes in my stash. Notice the difference between the first two fabrics compared to the last two or even the stripe. Still, I call all these low volume.
If you have been following me for awhile, you know I have quite the love affair with these kind of fabrics. I like to use scrappy low volume backgrounds in my quilts. In fact, if I’m not doing that the quilt simply doesn’t feel like my work.
I will admit to Etsy being my favorite place to purchase low volume bundles. I do like to purchase them in bundles and honestly the print part doesn’t matter to me as much as the variety does.
Here’s a few that I’m currently crushing on (click image for purchasing details):
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